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President A P J Abdul Kalam will give away the prestigious Florence Nightingale Award for nursing services at Rashtrapati Bhawan today.

New Delhi, May 12 : President A P J Abdul Kalam will give away the prestigious Florence Nightingale Award for nursing services at Rashtrapati Bhawan today.

On the International Nurses Day, Dr. Kalam will honour seventeen nursing personnel.

Major General Shashi Bala, who is presently the Additional Director General of Military Nursing Serives (MNS) at the Army HQ, will be felicitated with the award. She belongs to New Delhi and had her early nursing education in Mumbai.

She holds a Masters degree in Nursing. Immediately after joining MNS, she rendered services to the battle casualties of 1971 Indo-Pak War.

She has 37 years nursing experience and has been awarded the Vishisht Seva Medal in the past. She is an eminent researcher, academician and author of various aspects of nursing care.

Other sixteen nursing personnel are Tahira Hashim Ali Khan from Andhra Pradesh, C S Tada from Arunchal Pradesh, Madhu Puri from Chandigarh, Udaysinh Damor from Gujarat, Khatija M. Shaikh from Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Salomi George from Kerala, Bhosale Vijaya Baburao from Maharashtara, Dr. Margaret Dean from Delhi, Reena Bose from West Bengal, Zawlthuomkin from Assam, Subasini Jena from Orissa, C. Mahalakshmi and Chellamal Mariappan from Tamil Nadu, Anna Siromani Rajan Babu from Puducherry, M. Goswami from Chhattishgarh and Hardep Kaur from Uttar Pradesh.

In recognition to the contribution of Florence Nightingale, International Nurses Day is being observed worldwide to recognise the contribution and commitment of nurses to deliver quality health care.


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